A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -66.702° West, 17.933° North, depth 6 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/05/20 / 2020-05-02 11:32:08 / May 2, 2020 @ 11:32 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Event id: pr2020123018. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700098n4, pr2020123018. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:32:08 / 7:32 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yabucoa, Trujillo Alto, San Juan (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-six, in the last 10 days seventy, in the past 30 days two hundred and nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, nine hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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